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Weber County economic development head out as officials rework approach

Doug Larsen

Douglas Larsen stepped down Jan. 11 as head of the Weber Economic Development Partnership after 5...

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Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

New Zealand Rocket Launch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully deployed an...


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Democrats, GOP exchange charges of blame for shutdown

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress are trying to dodge blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showing few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end a government shutdown. The finger-pointing Saturday played out in rare weekend proceedings in both the...


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Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

Budget Battle Statue of Liberty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have turned away visitors in...


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Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

Budget Battle Statue of Liberty-3

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown. But across the country in New York, the nation’s most famous monuments to immigration —...


World

French president warns that UK can't keep full access to EU

France Germany

LONDON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that Britain is likely to negotiate a unique relationship with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next year, while stressing that any agreement must be consistent with EU rules. In remarks released Saturday, Macron told the...


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AP FACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves it

Trump One Year Photo Gallery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today’s unemployment rate. He’d be calling the whole thing a “hoax.” Trump raised a red flag about declining jobless numbers during his campaign, so as to deny President Barack...


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Big towers to rise near historic Jamestown: $90M in payouts

Jamestown Power Towers

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A big change is looming on the horizon near Jamestown Island, site of Britain’s first permanent settlement in North America: 17 transmission towers — four nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty — are set to rise to help meet Virginia’s growing energy appetite. But not everyone...


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As bitcoin sinks, crypto bros party hard on a blockchain cruise

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. When 600 cryptocurrency enthusiasts set sail from Singapore on Monday night for their second annual Blockchain Cruise, the price of bitcoin was hovering comfortably above $13,500. By the time their 1,020-foot-long ship pulled into Thailand on Wednesday, for an afternoon of...


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How a 22-year-old discovered the worst chip flaws in history

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. In 2013, a teenager named Jann Horn attended a reception in Berlin hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel. He and 64 other young Germans had done well in a government-run competition designed to encourage students to pursue scientific research. In Horn’s case, it worked. Last...


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Beware the $500 billion bond exodus as offshore cash comes home

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Farewell, Ireland: it looks like corporate America will finally bring that cash home. For years, the likes of Apple and Microsoft have stashed billions of dollars offshore to slash their U.S. tax bills. Now, the tax-code rewrite could throw that into reverse. The implications...


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